|1.||[ noun ] (psychology) an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)|
"they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
|Related terms:||emblem ID chevron rosette black_belt blue_ribbon insignia stripe merit_badge|
|2.||[ noun ] any feature that is regarded as a sign of status (a particular power or quality or rank)|
"wearing a tie was regarded as a badge of respectability"
|3.||[ verb ] put a badge on|
"The workers here must be badged"